Health Canada has authorised a brand new, saliva-based COVID-19 test that customers can take from the consolation of their houses.
The test, manufactured by P23 Labs, is the primary of its sort that has been authorised by Health Canada–it permits customers to self-collect an oral fluid pattern at home with or with out assist from a clinician by way of telemedicine (it can additionally be taken in an assisted dwelling setting, or at a health care provider’s workplace).
“P23 Labs was based to take away healthcare limitations and serve the underserved. The availability of non-invasive at-home COVID-19 testing in Canada was extraordinarily sparse, with no saliva specimen assortment units for particular SARS-CoV-2 assays authorised,” Tre’Na Weeks, COO for P23 Labs, stated in a information launch.
“We are extraordinarily excited to be capable of present Canada with a test that not solely reduces the danger of unfold of COVID-19 by retaining sufferers at home whereas they test, however a test that is straightforward to make use of, reasonably priced, and handy. Saliva testing for COVID-19 leads the way in which to early detection, yields correct outcomes, and fosters a pain-free test assortment technique,” Weeks continued.